Updated: May 25, 2021
Depression is a long-term mental illness, which often impairs social, occupational and other important areas of functioning.
It is evoked by a sense of sadness deep inside which doesn’t go away after some time, and remains constant for a long time.
As said by Oscar Wilde, “Nothing can cure the soul but the senses, just as nothing can cure the senses but the soul.
According to many reports, depression is one of the most common mental illnesses in the world.
Depression is often caused by disconnection from a loved one, experiencing unfortunate actions, or having faced a trauma from your childhood.
If one of these happens, the common human emotions are triggered leading to depression.
Depression is a loop, once you get into it, it is very tough to get out.
According to me, depression is such an illness that can harm anyone so badly, such that they may never recover from it.
Depression can change people, ruin people’s lives, and their daily functioning. If a person has depression, all the emotions go into a dilemma, into a particular dark aspect of one's life and this is a thing that they can't get rid off.
In the whole world, the people aged 18-19 suffer from the most depression (21%), followed by those aged 45-64(18.4%) and then the people aged 30-44(16.8%).
Along with this, many teenagers also face depression. Depression cannot be "cured" but it can be treated.
It can be treated by medical care, only upon the advice of a medical professional. Other than this, it can be self treated by engaging with loved ones, more physical exercise, etc. Additionally, therapy can also help a lot. Don’t be afraid to seek therapy:)
Try not to get lost in the solitude you’ve been battling inside.
You are battling thoughts, circumstances, each and every day.
Don’t pretend that you’re okay. It is very difficult for some people, but life is very beautiful, andnobody wants to be be in this horrific loop, everyone wants to be happy and not miserable.
Depression is not feeling down for an hour out of your day. It's not something to be glorified or romanticised as we see a lot of that in social media nowadays. Depression is not an aesthetic, it is a serious mental illness.
We need to be sensitive towards people going through it and not treat it as a casual occurrence, and most importantly not misuse the term to describe other emotions such as sadness.
Depression is one extreme to another, you're either so high with happiness or so down that you doubt the world will have color again. But don’t worry, if you are suffering from depression, just know that you are so strong, and you will make it out.
Kabir Singh Ahuja